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Fontana di Orione

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy

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It is always wonderful see the art and creativity in a fountain. And having this fountain so close to the Astronomical Clock was an added bonus. You must see the clock and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is always wonderful see the art and creativity in a fountain. And having this fountain so close to the Astronomical Clock was an added bonus. You must see the clock and the fountain in the square.

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San Carlos, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Fountain is really amazing, beautifully conserved and protected by a fence, but you can still having a great view all around it !

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

You cannot miss this fountain, as it's by the Duomo and the Bell tower on the main Duomo Sq. It was built in 16 cent to celebrate the opening of the city's aqueduct. It's another example of marvelous highly detailed fountains. Unfortunately, an iron fence around it spoils the view.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

fantastic fountain, a real art architects. Several times destroyed, hundreds wars hundreds of earthquakes and each time rebuilt. It gives a special impression duomo di messia

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Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

In 1547 a decree of the Senate of Messina gave the sculptor Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (Montorsoli, 1507 - Florence, 1563), the task of erecting a monumental fountain in Piazza del Duomo, to celebrate the completion of the aqueduct of Camaro. To place the source of Orion, completed in 1553, as attested by the plaque in the gallery below, it was... More 

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Dyer, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This fountain is right near the duomo so you should definitely stop if you see the duomo. Beautiful fountain. The fountain wasn't running when we were on- wish it was!

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Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is next to Bell Tower. This is a very detailed scultpture intricatly designed. A must see whilst you are still in awe of Bell Tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

A beautiful piece of sculpture worth looking at if you are in the square waiting for the tower performance.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

i visited this in the evening. I had to opportunity to watch a bride being photographed. the space is pretty and so was the bride.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The Fountain is part of the expansive plaza that surrounds the Cathedral and the magnificent mechanical clock tower. Crowds gather at noon each day to watch the figures of the clock move. It's a delightful spot to visit for twenty minutes or so.

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